It hurts sometimes when you follow gyms on social media
And fitness celebs too
because you know you have more potential
Yet they seem to have it all sorted
You are not the finished article
And it sucks
Yes, I said GOOD!
You have the whole journey ahead of you to enjoy and absorb
I'd suggest that you start thinking of yourself NOT as a dead tree surrounded by brilliant oaks (with six pack abs), but instead as a work in progress
In fact, I believe that focusing purely on the 'gap' between where you are and where you want to get will make you want to quit
You are a work in progress
Those super fit types on instagram have put the work in already, they’ve done their ten thousand hours
Be proud of them!
Don't look at people who have already completed their YEARS of struggle and problem solving and wonder why you're not like them
This would be like kicking a football about for a few weeks then complaining that you aren't Ronaldo
Or singing along to the radio and wondering why Madison Square Garden hasn't booked you yet
To further exacerbate this crappy feeling - most gyms and personal trainers PROMOTE fast results
"lose x lbs in x weeks"
Then when you don't get the results, it's YOUR fault, further demotivating you
What would you think if I told you I'd struggled to build muscle my entire life?
Or that I have had quite a few serious injuries from rugby that have halted my progress in the gym for 6 months at a time? Even multiple times?
The key isn't to give up, it's to LEAN INTO the problems and expect them
It's a GAME
You are a work in progress, so celebrate your progress however you want to
Just don't look at the end result and beat yourself up
You'll get there
And, if you are definitely NOT making progress and you're just sat on your arse every day
Well, then drop us a message and let's get you back into the game
Raw Strength Gym, Warrington
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